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Monthly Archives: April 2011
The East London festival, which runs from 10th – 25th June, promises some pretty interesting things. The core programme of big-name ensembles, performing in Shoreditch Church and Christ Church, Spitalfields, boasts a healthy proportion of contemporary music, but on top … Continue reading
The concert on Tuesday featuring a collaboration between Micachu & The Shapes and the London Sinfonietta felt like an experiment on a number of levels. For one thing, as someone fairly familiar with the Southbank as an institution, I couldn’t … Continue reading
While in Berlin, we were lucky enough to go and see Alarm Will Sound perform at the Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie and, despite the rather daunting prestige of the venue, for me it was quite close to the ideal concert experience. … Continue reading
Billed as a weekend-long festival celebrating ‘the influence of Steve Reich’, this six-concert extravaganza looks to be a comprehensive overview of the contemporary, post-minimalist, pop-friendly New York music scene, with performances from ensembles such as Bang on a Can All-Stars, … Continue reading